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Judith Roberts

An experienced theatre director who creates intelligent and insightful productions of the classics which trust in and bring to life the dramatist's theatrical vision. A director who works passionately for the development of new writing and new writers. An aesthete who strives to create visually beautiful productions where music and movement enhance the text.  A leader who enables and inspires.  

Tel.:       07779 089 905

e-mail:    judith@judithroberts.com

website:  www.judithroberts.com

Skills:

Script development:   Extensive experience of working with both established and fledging playwrights in London, Dublin and Wales. I have worked with writers of all degrees of experience to help them develop early ideas, as well as working in an editorial capacity on more advanced scripts.

Languages:                 Fluent written and spoken Welsh.

Excellent understanding of written French and Spanish.

Competent spoken French and Spanish.

 

Music:                         Classically trained pianist, harpist and singer.

 

Movement:                  Several years training in contemporary dance.

 

Acting:                        I trained as an actor and worked as a professional stage and television actor for several years before I began directing.

Education:   

B.A. Hons Theatre Arts (Bretton Hall)

Full time posts:

Associate Director, ThGC (National Welsh Language Theatre of Wales) (March 2004 - September 2009)

Director of Creative Development, Gate Theatre, Dublin (February 1999 - October 2000)

Literary Manager, The King’s Head Theatre, London (July 1993 - August 1994)                                                                        

As director, my productions include :

‘La Casa de Bernarda Alba’ - Lorca (ThGC. National tour of Wales. May to June 2009)

‘Act Without Words I and Act Without Words II’ - Beckett (ThGC. National studio tour of Wales. February to March 2009)

‘Siwan’ - Saunders Lewis (ThGC. National tour of Wales. May to June 2008)

‘The Crucible’ - Arthur Miller (ThGC. National tour of Wales. Feb. - March 2008)

‘Le Misanthrope’ - Moliere (ThGC. National tour of Wales. May - June 2007)

‘Endgame’ - Samuel Beckett (ThGC. National tour of Wales. Oct. - Nov. 2006)

‘Footfalls’ and ‘Come and Go’ - Beckett (ThGC. Studio Production. August  2006)

‘Dominos’ - Manon Wyn, Gwyneth Glyn, Angharad Llwyd and   Branwen Davies (ThGC. National studio tour o Wales. Feb. - March 2006)

‘Ty ar y Tywod’ - Gwenlyn Parry (ThGC. National tour of Wales. May - June ‘05)

‘Drws Arall i’r Coed’ - five new, short plays. (Sgript Cymru. National studio tour of Wales. Feb. - March 2005)

‘Not I’ , ‘What, Where’ and ‘Act Without Words 1’  - Beckett (Gate Theatre, Dublin at the Barbican Centre. Sep. 1999)

‘Judith’ - Howard Barker (Project @ The Mint, Dublin. August 1999

‘The Surgeon of Honour’ - Pedro Calderon de la Barca. (Southwark Playhouse. March 1998)

‘It Takes Two’ - review with Fiona Fullerton and Robert Meadmore (Jermyn Street Theatre. December 1997)

‘The Beggar’s Opera’ by John Gay (First Act Opera at Chiswick House. May 1996)

‘Just Brecht’ - review with Kika Markham, Marjorie Yeats and  Eva Meier. (New End Theatre. July 1996)

‘The Yellow Wallpaper’  - Charlotte Perkins-Gilman (New End Theatre. July 1996)

‘Happy Families’ - Deborah Lavin (The Man in the Moon. March 1996)

‘The Streets of Dublin’  - Fergus Linehan (Brixton Shaw Theatre. December 1995

Other freelance work:

For the Community Writers’ Scheme - Sgript Cymru (June 2001 - May 2002) - leading workshops and classes on developing theme, plot and   character - working with individual writers in a developmental and an editorial   capacity - directing rehearsed readings

Theatre Critic - The Sunday Times Magazine (Irish edition) (October - November 1998)

For Soho Theatre Company (March1995 - December 1995) - working with individual writers in a developmental and an editorial   capacity - conducting two series of ‘second stage’ writers’ workshops

Staff Director, Theatr Clwyd (September 1994 - December 1994)

 

 Crucible - slides Bernarda Alba - video Misanthrope - slides Siwan - video Beckett - slides Tŷ ar y Tywod - slides